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Understanding the Impact of Satellite Constellations on Astronomy

12 Feb 2020, 17:00 UTC
Understanding the Impact of Satellite Constellations on Astronomy NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory/CTIO/AURA/DELVE

In June 2019, the International Astronomical Union expressed concern about the negative impact that the planned mega-constellations of communication satellites may have on astronomical observations and on the pristine appearance of the night sky when observed from a dark region. We here present a summary of the current understanding of the impact of these satellite constellations.

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